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New England senators split on gun legislation

WASHINGTON — The massacre of 20 children and six adults in a Connecticut school united New Englanders in grief, but just a few months later the region’s US senators are cleanly divided along geographical lines over how to respond.

As the Senate prepares to begin voting on gun legislation as early as Thursday, no senators from New England’s northern tier of states — Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine — expressed support for a bill that would ban sales of assault weapons and limit magazine capacity, according to a Globe poll of their positions. They ranged from outright opposition to indecision to a refusal to respond to questions.

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